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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
terrorist attacks. in the obama administration the state that the attacks were security related and it didn't involve a protest prior to the attack which were unanticipated in their scope and intensity. a dispatch from the command center and the state department bureau of economic security on the day of the attack clearly reported it as a terrorist event and they refuse to recognize and label the attacks both during and after september 11th for what it was. they find that the failure in the leadership and management reached the senior levels and resulted in a security posture at the diplomatic compound that was an adequate for benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attacks that took place. this wasn't the result of insufficient information, or a lack of warning. as they clearly state, the responsible officials at the state department overlook mounting evidence that the security situation in benghazi was a deteriorating. they ignored the series of attacks against the western interest in the months and weeks leading up to 9/11 and failed to respond to the urgent request and pressing
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
leave to have the designated meeting with president obama. mr. cochran: mr. president, let me join with the senator from maryland in commending all senators for the expeditious way we've been able to move this bill but particularly the chairwoman herself, who's provided strong leadership, capable leadership, fairness, a sense of fairness for all senators, and i thank her for the honor of serving with her on this committee. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate senatorses can attend the weekly caucus meetings. this morning they approve and extension of the farm intelligence v it allows the government to continue intercepting overseas communication. it extends legal immunity phone companies that help the government wiretap the domestic phone calls. president obama plans to sign the bill. when the senate is back we are expecting senators to continued work on the $60 billion hurricane sandy relief package. negotiations continue on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. both parties head to the white house today to discuss the fiscal cliff with the president. it's at
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
lady michelle obama. then journalist and historian david maraniss on his biography of barack obama. that's followed by more on president obama with edward klein who wrote "the amateur" about the president's life and career before reaching the white house. and later the white house videographer for the first two years of the obama presidency. >> you don't always find many newspaper editors of any era embracing investigative reporting. the point we've seen over the years it's not just economics, it's the discomfort that investigative reporting often causes in a newsroom. because it's troublesome. it's that more than the economics. i mean, if you're going to ruffle the feathers of somebody powerful, that gets those people running in to complain to the publisher, and there are stories that are legion over years about those kinds of things happening. don and i were fortunate through really almost all our career or to work for people who were really strong and upright in that area and just let the chips fall where they may. >> the investigative team of donald bar let and james steele wil
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
act passed. and i believe the first law that president obama signed. >> i should perhaps process might answer by saying when anything is ready to be reviewed, the author of the majority opinion will summarize the decision from the bench. not read every word of the often long opinion. and then will note at the end justice so-and-so has filed a dissenting carry. so they're not ordinary from the bench unless you feel that the court not only got it wrong, but meaningfully so. and that was when i thought in the lilly ledbetter case, i think most of you have heard about this case. lilly ledbetter was an area manager for a goodyear tire plant in gadsden, alabama, and she was the lone woman in such a position at that plant. when she was engaged in the 1970s, she got the starting salary for people in that position. but over the years, her pay slip in relation to her male peers. whether she suspected it our she didn't want to be known as a troublemaker, and and then one day and she was close to retirement age, one of her coworkers put a slip in her box that said her sour, then gave the seller of
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
the obama administration's but request for assistance to the fda newly authorized for emergency relief program. and hurricane sandwich triggered the worst transit disaster in the history of the united states. on the tuesday morning following the storm more than half of the nation's daily transit riders were without service. even in the days that followed services in boston and philadelphia and baltimore and washington d.c. came back online still 37%, while more than a third of the nation's transit riders without service. we applaud the outstanding and tireless efforts of emergency responders throughout the region who work with all the affected transportation agencies to restore as much service as quickly as possible. fda and the broader department of transportation have been engaged throughout this event. we were even before the storm hit in regular and electronic touch with many transportation leaders, governors and impacted mayors of the region in terms of preparation including members on your second panel. also after the storm fda worked with fema to procure well over 200 buses to p
Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm EST
, but last night president obama called myself and the speaker and maybe others from hawaii and asked if there was something weekend do to avoid the fiscal cliff. i say i'm a little frustrated because we've been asking the president and the democrats to work with us on a bipartisan agreement for months, literally for months. a plan that would simplify the tax code, shrink the deficit, protect the taxpayers, and grow the economy. but democrats consistently rejected those offers. the president chose instead to spend his time on the campaign trail. this was even after he got reelected. and congressional democrats sat on their hands. now republicans have bent over backwards. we stepped way, way out of our comfort zone. we wanted an agreement, but we had no takers. the phone never rang. and so now here we are five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. democrats have had an entire year to put forward a balanced bipartisan proposal, and if they had something that fit the bill, i'm sure the majority leader would have been able to deliver the votes the president would hav
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
not ask these questions, we're simply not doing our job. and that's true whether it's president obama or president bush or some other president. i hope we can adopt the wyden amendment to improve the reporting requirements of the fisa act. i urge my colleagues to support this commonsense amendment. with that, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from indiana. mr. coats: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the immediate consideration of h.r. 1, for the purpose of calling up and debating the coats amendment. that following the remarks of senator coats, senator alexander be recognized, that the senate resume consideration of the fisa bill h.r. 5949 after that and all that provisions -- and that all provisions of the previous orders remain in effect. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. the clerk will report. mr. coats: i'd like to call -- the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 1, an act making appropriations for the department of defense and other departments and agencies of the government for the fiscal year endi
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